How to Install Virtual Private Networking in Windows Me/98

SUMMARY
This article describes how to install virtual private networking (VPN) and how to create a new VPN connection in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition (Me).

MORE INFORMATION
A virtual private network connects the components of one network over another network. Virtual private networks accomplish this by "tunneling" through the Internet or another public network in a manner that provides the same security and features as a private network.

How to Install VPN
1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Add/Remove Programs.
2. Click the Windows Setup tab.
3. Click Communications, click Details, click to select the Virtual Private Networking check box, and then click OK.
4. Click OK, and then click Yes to restart your computer.

How to Create a VPN Connection
After you have installed VPN, make a new connection in Dial-Up Networking.

NOTE: You need the host name or IP address to make this connection. Check with the administrator of the server to which you are trying to connect to get this information.

To create a VPN connection in Windows Millennium Edition: 1. Click Start, point to Settings, click Control Panel, and then double-click Dial-Up Networking.
2. Double-click Make New Connection.
3. In the Type a name for the computer you are dialing box, type the name that you want to use for the connection.
4. In the Select a device box, choose Microsoft VPN Adapter, and then click Next.
5. In the Host name or IP Address box, type the name of the server or the IP address.
6. Click Next, and then click Finish.
To create a VPN connection in Windows 98: 1. Double Click My Computer and then double-click on Dial-Up Networking.
2. Double-click Make New Connection.
3. In the Type a name for the computer you are dialing box, type the name that you want to use for the connection.
4. In the Select a device box, choose Microsoft VPN Adapter, and then click Next.
5. In the Host name or IP Address box, type the name of the server or the IP address.
6. Click Next, and then click Finish.


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APPLIES TO
? Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition
? Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition